Patrick Cummings: Documenting the Drama

August 22, 2009 2:00 PM

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A host of media teams covered the 2009 CrossFit Games from every angle, and footage is now being compiled for DVD releases showcasing all the action from Aromas.

In this video, director Patrick Cummings of Again Faster talks about the final event of the Affiliate Cup Patrick Cummings Interview Video ... [wmv] [mov]

Originally, Northwest CrossFit was guaranteed the win even if they finished last in the final WOD, but after a scoring error was detected, CrossFit Calgary was added to the five-team mix. With six squads in Sunday's WOD, CrossFit Central could have claimed the crown if they finished first and Northwest crossed the line last.

The final event didn't play out like that, but Cummings found drama in the WOD nonetheless.

"There wasn't a team there that wasn't gunning for first place in that last event, ..." he said. "I didn't think enough to realize that there was going to be inherent drama in that because every team was going to be going for it. So at the end of the day it was still a fantastic event."

The drama was provided by CrossFit Invictus, led by Sage Burgener, and CrossFit Calgary, featuring Brett (AFT) Marshall, who finished second in the 2007 CrossFit Games. With a vocal crowd behind the team from San Diego, Invictus edged the Canadian squad by only 7.1 seconds in a hard-fought race to the finish.

Catch all the action on the soon-to-be-released Affiliate Cup 2009 DVD.

5 comments on this entry.

1. Robb Wolf wrote...

August 23, 2009 11:14 AM

VERY excited to see this project.

2. tucker wrote...

August 23, 2009 12:19 PM

Patrick gets er done! With class and style. What a great interview and what a great filmaker.

Respects Patrick!

3. gaucoin replied to comment from Robb Wolf...

August 23, 2009 6:39 PM

That makes two of us, Robb!

4. Pat Sherwood wrote...

August 24, 2009 10:42 AM

Pat Cummings is the man.

5. Cynthia wrote...

August 24, 2009 2:39 PM